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>> schieffer: tonight, rupert murdoch on the hot seat. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> schieffer: then things got worse. >> oh! >> schieffer: elizabeth palmer and anthony mason on the newscorp chief getting a taste of humble pie. "a significant step," that's what president obama called a new bipartisan senate plan to avoid default. nancy cordes and norah o'donnell have the latest on that. and as n.f.l. players and owners fight over billions, john blackstone talks to retired players who have to scramble to get medical coverage for their injuries. >> reporter: two years in the n.f.l., what do you get? >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: and good evening. scott's off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. well, rupert murdoch called it "the most humbling day of his life," and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. then someone hit him with a cream pie. that about summed up the parliamentary hearing into the police bribery and phone hacking scandal involving one of murdoch's british
, meanwhile rupert murdoch the paper' owner is deep in damage control. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london, conspicuously reading a copy of his notorious cameras, then smiled for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, scarily aimed at british working people who enjoyed seeing the rich and the powerful taken down a peg or two, but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voice mails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent who authorized a reported million-dollar out of court settlement to at least one of the hacking v
as billionaire rupert murdoch apologizes to the parents of a murdered 13-year-old girl. the president tells congress time's up for a plan to avoid default. >> let's at least avert armageddon. >> pelley: chip reid is at the white house. after a collision on the taxiway, we'll ask captain sully sullenberger about close calls at the airport. and section 60, arlington national cemetery. david martin takes with us where the newly fallen lie in rest and families never part. >> kind of calls arlington heaven. he wants to think this is heaven, that's fine. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. late today, the poison spreading in one of the world's largest media empires reached america. the c.e.o. of dow jones, publisher of america's largest newspaper, the "wall street journal," has resigned. less hinton is one of two top executives forced out of rupert murdoch's news corporation today. murdoch owns the "journal," fox television, and many other networks and newspapers all around the world. it was sleazy reporting techniques by a murdoc
rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendi jumped to his offense from a pie-throwing prankster live on london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces $85 billion blan to buy a praned new fleet of planbrand-new flee planes. >>> deal or no deal. new hope on those deadlock washington budget talks as a possible break through plan and even some republicans are praising. tell you what it is and what it means for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" on wednesday, july 20th. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> britain's tabloid scandal, prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament today why he hired a former "news of the woshled" editor connected to phone hacking. our own jeff glor has made his way to london for the very latest on the scandal that seems to grow day by day. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you from london. you mentioned some developments this morning. david cameron, right now, addressing the scand
, and bob schieffer on the countdown to d-day. the alleged tactics of rupert murdoch's newspaper may now include stealing the medical records of britain's first family. liz palmer has the latest. u.s. troops are being cheated out of their money. armen keteyian's investigation shows us that it's happening on their own posts. and passing the wand. michelle miller on "harry potter" fans taking the magic into the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, with the car heading for a cliff, republicans and democrats are arguing about whether to turn left or turn right and they are fast running out of road. a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit will have to be done soon or the u.s. will ident and congressionalpr leaders met again this afternoon. the hangup is whether the deal will include tax increases as the democrats insist, or only spending cuts as republicans demand. we have three reports tonight on the deadline to default. first, chip reid at the white house where the president had a news conference today. >> re
're sorry but also very unaware. rupert murdoch's arrival mirrored many of his recent public appearances, mobbed by photographers. following two weeks of scandal centered around his british newspapers he took his seat, his son james by his side, wife wendy behind him. within seconds the veteran public performer grabbed the headlines with one of pre-prepared lines. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: over two hours british parliamentarians tried to establish precisely what and when the murdochs knew about allegations in "news of the world" of widespread phone hacking and police bribery, allegations that have already seen this british tabloid institution shuttered and claimed the job of murdoch's ceo rebeckah brooks and london's police chief. he did not give way to knowledge, both rupert and james saying they simply didn't know what was happening. then theater momentarily turned to farce. a protester from the public gallery tried to slam a foam pie into murdoch's face. he might have gotten closer had it not been the swift response and powerful right hook of murdoch's wi
that saw media mogul rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london. david come ron addressing the scandal as it appears to be getting closer and closer to his office. >> over the past two weeks a torrent of revelations and allegations has engulfed s
to take shape. >>> humble pie, rupert murdoch is grilled on his role in the phone hacking scandal after a protester makes a headline grabbing attack. >>> and no parking, a canadian car owner learns the hard way to pay attention to the sign. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the debt showdown in washington is focused on a bipartisan senate plan that is gaining legs on capitol hill and the white house. the proposal from the so-called gang of six calls for deep budget cuts and new revenues. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. in this week's long battle over raising the debt limit, optimism has been hard to come by. that seemed to change yesterday, at least in the senate. we saw some republicans, some democrats, some conservatives, some liberals, coalescing around a bipartisan deal. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> reporter: president obama may
the latest on the negotiations. the hacking scandal scuttles rupert murdoch's plans to expand his media empire, and now members of congress are calling for an investigation. mark phillips is on the front line with libyan rebels as they battle for a key village. and team u.s.a. advances to the finals. but will these winning women have a future in soccer once they get home? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> mitchell: good evening. scott is on assignment tonight. i'm russ mitchell. pressure is on congress and the president to reach a deal on debt. chairman of the federal reserve warned default could lead to financial calamity. the president met congressional leaders back at the white house today for yet another negotiating session. we have reports from nancy cordes, chip reid and anthony mason, nancy, we'll begin with you at the capitol. >> reporter: good evening. the chairman of the federal reserve had a stark warning for members of congress today. he said if the debt limit isn't raised by august 2, the federal government's cash flow could pl
outrage over private information that found its way into rupert murdoch's newspapers in britain. let me say for the record that journalists are supposed to dig up information and just because somebody considers something private doesn't necessarily mean it's not newsworthy. but the murdoch scandal centers on alleged illegal phone hacks and bribes to police to get phone numbers, voice mails and documents from literally thousands of celebrities, politicians, members of the royal family, even murder victims. it's cnn's in-depth story of the week. today, former british prime minister gordon brown says murdoch papers got hold of his family's bank records. here's what brown told the bbc. >> i think what happened pretty early on in government is that the "sunday times" appeared to have got access to my building society account, they got access to my legal files, there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else, but i'm shocked, i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of their links with criminals. >> brown's predecessor refl
, the head of scotland yard, has resigned, and the well-connected former chief executive of rupert murdoch's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came as a surprise, but this was a shock. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner of the metropolitan police service. >> reporter: the powerful head of london's police force resigned, not because he's personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former "news of the editor" neil wallace as hired as a pr consultant to the police. he's since been arrested in connection with hacking. when this scandal exploded two weeks ago no one dreamed how many powerful people would be dragged in and down. in the u.s., les hinton, head of dow jones
wave in more than a decade. >>> as rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., he is accused of police payoffs by his reporters. we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early this morning, july 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show." there you see it, barometer rising, humidity rising. >> you can see the humidity? >> the sun is rising. translation it is hot. >> it feels hotter than it even shows on your thermometer this morning. >> 80 degrees here in new york already. it's 7:01. in 32 states. >>> type of heat advisory today. these temperatures, triple digits in a lot of places. we'll talk about that. coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >> and i'm chris wragge. >>> the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched down early this morning at the kennedy space center. a perfect toend the shuttle program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is at ksc with more on this. >> reporter: good morning, chris. you can see
" but also at "the sun" and "the sunday times," both owned by rupert murdoch. former prime minister gordon brown believes some of his bank account details were illegally obtained by the "sunday times." >> "the sunday times" appear to have got access to my account. they got access to my legal files. but i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the leads. >> reporter: he was shattered to learn that the sun was going public with the news that his baby son had cystic fibrosis. something the family had kept strictly confidential. the person who told the browns that "the sun" would run a story on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs' elizabeth palmer for u
thing to go down with a phone hacking scandal related to rupert murdoch. the woman who ate with the prime minister months before being hauled off to scotland yards. >>> i've got the weather details coming up. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. acquitted of killing her young she's out of jail, but casey anthony still has to watch her back. the woman acquitted of killing her young daughter was released this morn and faced an ugly crowd in her first moments of freedom. she's received dozens of death threats. casey anthony walked confidently into her life of freedom with a quiet thank you to a guard, it took her less than 15 seconds to walk out the front door of the orange county jail.
in england. meanwhile, questions are being raised about the arrest of rupert murdoch's former head of british operations. tina krause has more from london. >> reporter: a senior london police officer has resigned after being suspended in the phone hacking scandal. the assistant commissioner decided not to reopen an investigation two years ago into allegations journalists at the news of the world were listening in on voice mails. his resignation comes on the heels of london's police chief stepping down sunday. britain's prime minister is calling for an emergency session of parliament to deal with the crisis. he's also cutting his trip to south africa short as he tries to reassure the public the investigation will be fair. >> the metropolitan police service inquiry must go wherever the evidence leads. they should investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: britain's serious fraud office could be next to launch a probe into the phone hacking allegations. the government anti-fraud agency is also ready to help u.s. authorities who are looking into whether 9/11 families were hacking victims. ru
's rupert murdoch himself who takes center stage in the unfolding hacking drama that has engulfed his empire. >> this is the best thing that could ever happen for critics o rupert murdoch to say he has too much power. >> reporter: murdoch and his son will tell british lawmakers how much they knew about accusations that their journalists paid off police and hanged into phone records. so will rebekah brooks who police are already investigating. controversy has forced the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdoch executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdoch empire. >> at the moment if he is unable to provide the leadership the country needs. >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and neighbor to the prime minister. the pair met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist t
for your insight. >> you're quite welcome. >> mitchell: in other news, media magnate rupert murdoch is in full damage control mode this weekend, trying to defuse the phone hacking uproar on both sides of the atlantic. dana lewis in london has the latest. >> an apology to a nation. major british newspapers today carried full-page advertisements from rupert murdoch and his company, news international, embroiled in phone hacking and police bribery. "we are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred." and tomorrow another ad promising next steps. they include help from two former u.s. justice department lawyers to, as the ad says, put right what's gone wrong. murdoch is struggling to save his company, newscorp, the second largest media conglomerate after disney. yesterday, he accepted the resignation of his chief british c.e.o., rebekah brooks. hours later in the u.s., the resignation on les hinton, c.e.o. of dow jones, which publishes the "wall street journal." gone are two key executives who served as firewalls in the growing scandal of phone hacking. >> the thing about firewalls
>>> good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat as he goes before parliament this morning to answer questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones, while his company denies that he may be replaced as ceo. we'll look at the rise and possible fall of this media skrient. >> a denver air traffic controller is accused of being drunk on the job. talking to planes in the air. now a federal investigation is under way and he's been suspended. we'll bring you the very latest. >>> a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 degrees or higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. and here's the bad news, it may only get worse. we're going to bring you the forecast and tell you when all this bad weather may finally break. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team returns home from the world cup. we'll talk with some of the players about their run to the finals, their heartbreaking loss, and what's next for the team. "early" this tuesday morning, team. "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs
of rupert murdoch's top deputies. elizabeth palmer is in london with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the police investigation is getting very serious now. one of the main lines of inquiry is going to determine or try and determine whether senior officers of murdoch's company knew of or were involved in unethical or especially illegal activity. mobbed by reporters in london, rupert murdoch plowed through, all smiles, to have dinners with his embattled ceo rebekah brooks. she'll be questioned by police later this week. there is a scramble inside murdoch's media empire to control toxic fallout from the "news of the world" hacking scandal which could start waves in the u.s. >> there are waves of could it have happened here? there are locks of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s., many stories, many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of milly dowler, a teenager murdered in 2002. her parents and thousands of others discovered that personal voice messages had been hacked by "news of the world" journal
. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com >>> good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat before members of parliament this morning and answering questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones and saying this is the most huvenl day of my life. we will look at the rise' possible fall of this media giant. >>> a denver air traffic controller is accuse of being drunk on the job and talking to planes in the area and now a federal investigation is under way and he has been suspended. we will bring you the latest. >>> a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 and higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. now it may only get worse and we are going to bring you the forecast and tell you when things may finally break. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team returns home from the world cup. we will talk with some of the players with the run to the finals and their heartbreaking loss and what is next for the team. it's happening "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> what you're
. elizabeth palmer reports scotland yard's two top officials have resigned and one of rupert murdoch's closest associates was arrested. the debt battle. a new cbs news poll shows democrats and republicans are paying a price for the drownout talks. norah o'donnell and nancy cordes have that. it is bone dry across america's heartland. maya rodriguez tells us this year's heat and drought are making history. and mark strassmann on the next race for space. four private companies are competing to a build successor to the shuttle. we'll give you a glimpse of the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. the tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain is growing wider, deeper and more mysterious by the minute. the prime minister cut short an overseas trip to return home. he will address parliament about it. the original whistle-blower was found dead, unexplained causes so far. the top man in scotland yard resigned yesterday and today the yard's number-two man was forced
powerful media empire is not taking the blame for a news corp phone hacking scandal. >> rupert murdoch simply says he trusted the wrong people. today the media mogul faced british lawmakers to defend his empire in light of the scandal that shut down his "news of the world" tabloid. murdoch's employees are accused of hacking into the voicemails of murder victims, politicians, even 9/11 victims. >> i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am, apologizing cannot take back what has happened. still, i want them to know the depth of my regret for the horrible invasion into their lives. >> former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was also in the hot seat and pool ised for the scandal. and a protestor briefly interrupted the hearing today lunging from the crowd at rupert murdoch, splattering him with white foam in a pie dish. police took the protester a way but not before murdoch's wife jumped from her seat and took a swing at the man. >>> coming up, the no touching rule taken to a whole new level. what happened when a security guard tried
relationship with rupert murdoch and his now disgraced executive team. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me i have learned. >> reporter: he batted away question after question. especially about his decision to hire an ex murdoch editor since arrested in the phone hacking scandal as his communications chief. >> if it turns out i've been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. >> reporter: a recent poll shows 60% of britain's think murdoch through his powerful newspaper group has far too much influence in british politics. influence cameron says he's been open about. >> what i've set out is not just meetings that are business meetings, official meetings with media executives and proprietors, but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: so it was even more embarrassing for cameron when rupert murdoch facing his own grilling by british lawmakers said he was invited to the prime minister's home at number 10 downing street after last year's election as a thank you for his support, but told to arrive in secret. >> why did you enter the back door to number 10 when you visi
. >>> rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., new report accuses his company of trying to block a criminal investigation into phone hacking and police payoffs by his reporters. we will tell you what is next for the embattled media mogul this thursday, july 21st, 2011. good morning. welcome to "the early show." you see the barometer rising. humidity rise. dew point rising. sun is rise. the translation, it is hot. >> very hot. it feels hotter it even shows on your thermometers this morning. >> like 80 in new york already and 7:01 and 32 states across the country with some type of heat advisory today. the temperatures triple digits in a lot of places and talk about that coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. good morning. erica hill is off this morning. >> i'm chris wragge. >>> start with the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched downed early this morning, a perfect end to the shuttle he program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is here with more. >> reporter: you can see the shuttle "atlantis" at the end of the runway behind me. this is the last time you w
, thank you. >>> media magnet rupert murdoch is struggling to contain the phone hacking scandal that tangles his company news corp. correspondent dana lewis is in london bureau with the latest. >> good morning, rupert murdoch is in full retreat, a growing scandal fueled by resignations of his top company executives and today murdoch's apology to a nation. rolling off the printing presses what some have called rupert murdoch's day of atonement, today his company, news international is running full page adz in major british daily saying "we are sorry for the serious wrongdoing in the phone hacking scandal." the controversy resulted in the arrest of nine people and resignations of his top executi executives. the latest les hinton, chief owner of dow jones which published the "wall street journal," hinton ran "news of the world" the paper at the center of this scandal from 1995 to 2007. that resignation on the same day news international chief executive rebekah brooks also bowed to pressure to step down. yesterday the media mogul apologized in person after meeting the family of murd
. >> reporter: now public opinion has turned sharply against the paper's owner, rupert murdoch, one of the world's most powerful media tycoons. he bought "the news of the world" back in 1969 and made it the cornerstone of an empire that now includes fox news and the "wall street journal." simon hoggart is a columnist for "the guardian." his newspaper has been investigating the scandal for years, and he says murdoch is facing an enormous backlash. >> now it's just loathing for the guy. >> reporter: the murdochs moved fast to close down "the news of the world" this week, but it's much easier to stop the presses than to repair a reputation tainted by lying and deceit. authorities announced a short time ago that they now arrested a third person in this scandal, a 63-year-old man, although we don't know yet who he is. and rupert murdoch himself is flying into london tomorrow from the u.s. to take charge personally of this spiraling mess. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. in syria today, the streets were filled again with protesters calling for president bashar al-assad to go. we have amateur video from
. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent, who authorized a reported million dollar out-of-court settlement to at least one of the hacking victims. this week, he admitted it was a mistake. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers, with incomplete investigation and that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: in fact, it raises some very dangerous questions for the murdoch empire, which includes fox news, the "wall street journal," and the "new york post." murdoch biographer michael wolff: >> james murdoch wrote the initial checks to the people who were suing the company. and the question that investigators are asking now, are they settlement checks or are they hush money checks? >> reporter: only a week ago, rupert murdoch and his powerful family business looked unassailable. not any more. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> mitchell: in news above the alexander vin oh company rvo world, the shuttle "atlantis" docked with the international space station today, 240 miles a
. accusations that rupert murdoch's son did not tell parliament the truth. we'll meet some people who could be the real victims if the government defaults. and next stop? mars. scientists are betting big on the next rover when the "cbs evening news continues." rover when the cbs news continues. but with advair, i'm breathing better so now i can take the lead on a science adventure. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty breathing, take the lead. ask your doctor if including advair could help improve your lung function. get your
.s. as the world's leading superpower. 12% believe that's already happened. rupert murdoch is defending his company in an interview with the "wall street journal." he says news corp. is handling the crisis quote extremely well. his media empire is being selected by british authorities and now -- investigated by british authorities and now the fbi. they want to know if news corp. tried to hack into the phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> on wall street, the stocks finished lower. the dow fell 54 points, the nasdaq lost 34. and after the closing bell, google reported blockbuster profits. the number one internet search engine earned nearly $7 billion from april to june. about $2 billion more than last year. google stocks surged 10% in afterhours trading. >>> and americans have another choice when it comes to digital music. europe's spotify launched in the u.s. this week. it gives people access to more than 15 million songs on computers for free as long as they listen to a few advertisements. subscribers can pay up to $10 a month to listen with no ads. and that's your money watch. for more, you can head
, the situation seems to look worse by the day for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democrats and republicans come to a stand still president obama insisted he believes can he get it done and when we asked the president for specifics about how to close the deal and how many democr
. in just 24 hours from now, rupert murdoch himself, his son, james, will be grilled by parliamentarians and will be asked about what they did or did not know about dirty tricks regarding their newspapers. all will be watching, as well as investors around the world. >> he is the man that investors have followed to the ends of the earth. he is the man whose judgment always comes out right. in this case, he is, on the face of it, found to be wanton. >> it will be broadcast live tomorrow. it will be quite a contest for politicians who are under huge pressure to get answers in the affair. and a man whose entire empire is at stake. >> joining us is long-time media reporter lloyd grove for newsweek and the daily beast. ten people arrested already, including rebecca brooks, out on bail this morning, and the resignation of paul stephenson. are you surprised how far reaching this has gotten, so quickly? >> of course. it's a huge shock. who knows what's more to come. rebecca was at the top of british society. she started out as a secretary, as we reported in newsweek today. she rose to the top of
. but rupert murdoch didn't take the blame for rupert murdoch's phone hacking scandal. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: rupert murdock is defending his blown empire but 2 1/2 hours into questioning he had to defend himself. a man lunged at him with a plateful of foam. his wife jumped to his rescue before the police arrested the protestor. earlier his son james apologized for phone hacking at the family's "news of the world" newspaper. >> it's a matter of great regret. >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> mr. murdoch do you accept ultimately you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: murdoch employees are accused of tapping the voicemails of murder victims, politicians, even the families of 9/11 victims. former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks also took the hot seat and chose her words carefully. she is already under police investigation. >> things went badly wrong at the "news of the world" and we a
, bob. stir still ahead on eyewitness news at 6:00. pie attack. rupert murdoch hit in the face by a strange attack. why the man said he did it and the charges he faces. >>> i'm alex demetrick coming up. massive last flight for maryland, searching for bad air. that story as eyewitness news continue. >>> and once again on the breaking news. the house has just passed one version of the debt release plan. a live update is ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> if is just after 6:30. 100 degrees out. and it's hot. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talk being tonight. breaking news, as wjz told you, just moments ago, the house of representatives has passed a version of the debt release plan. mike hellgren is following developments from washington from the newsroom. mike? >> and that is the republican version. it passed by 218 votes. however, the president has said he will veto it. and democrats in the senate say it does not have enough votes to pass there. so essentially, there is still no deal at this time. and many marylanders are telling us, they'r
journalists at rupert murdoch's news of the world listen into desperate conversations families had with police after the 2005 london attacks. the tabloid also allegedly tapped into the account of missing 13-year-old millie dollar, not only listening to her voice mail but deleting messages from frantic relatives. the activity on the phone gave her family hope she was still alive. she was found dead six months after she disappeared in 2002. >> this is disgusting, disgraceful. there aren't words to describe how awful this was, how awful it is. >> the new hacking allegations are infuriating the british public, prompting an emergency government session and calls for an immediate investigation. >> we're talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> when the scandal first broke, the targets were mainly celebrities like mick jagger, gwyneth paltrow and hugh grant. >> at the center of the controversy is rebecca brooks who headed up the tabloid newspaper for years. she's now in charge of murdock's british news corporation. th
into the phone hacking scandal of rupert murdoch's news corporation. the fbi wants to know if murdoch's reporters tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. congressman peter king was one of the u.s. lawmakers who asked the fbi to get involved. >> anything at all which involved 9/11 victims at the fbi's jurisdiction over i want them to investigate and investigate fully. i have a lot of 9/11 families in my district. they're entitled to know if their privacy was violated and if their loved one's privacy was violated and that's what this is about. >> murdoch and one of his sons agreed to testify at a parliamentary hearing next week. >>> the u.s. is fighting a war in cyberspace. the pentagon says it's a battle to protect national security secrets but the other side is winning. some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted by spies who managed to break into government computers. david martin got an exclusive look into the pentagon command center. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century except four mo
this morning. news corporation owned by rupert murdoch announced it is dropping a bid to buy a broadcasting company after growing opposition from lawmakers. in the meantime, today, prime minister david cameron vowed to investigate whether phone hackers targeted 9/11 victims. >>> thousands turn out in afghanistan for the funeral of ahmed wali karzai. the president went openly during that burial. climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body at one point. karzai was mureded yesterday by a trusted family guard. on the way to the the funeral two roadside bombs was the target but no one hurt. >>> a second memorial service tonight in michigan for betty ford who died friday at 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, california. among those attending first ladies rosalynn carter and michelle obama and nancy reagan and former president george w. bush was also there. >>> the national league in the all-star game won for the second year in a row. the brewers prince fielder got mf honomvp honors for this home. 14 minutes past the hour. now here is chris. >> the game has
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